ABOUT

Brooke West

PHOTO COURTESY OF JOANNA MEYER OF BAKED BY JOANNA

 

Hello, I’m Brooke! First-time blogger with a lifelong passion for creating and designing. I’m a wife, mama, full-time graphic designer, freelancer, crafter and chalk artist on the side. My husband and I met 15 years ago while working at Vans, a local skateboard shop. After learning we shared a love for Star Wars, art and the same religious beliefs, we knew it was meant to be. Today we are the proud parents of August, Elliot and our two family dogs.

My childhood love of drawing, painting, building and inventing have blessed me with where I am today. After graduating from The Art Institute of Phoenix, my husband and I moved to San Francisco to pursue his masters along with my design career, did I mention he’s a painter. While living there, I was blessed to work in-house for both World Market and Marcel Schurman better known as Papyrus. After a few short years and a fabulous adventure in the Bay Area, we returned to Arizona having missed our family though not the summer heat.

I spend my days loving what I do, working as a graphic designer and art director for a large advertising agency in Phoenix. I actually began chalk art in the elevator at work, yes, we have chalkboards in the elevator, a perk to working in a creative office. What started as welcome art for a client has turned into a love, a hobby and opened many doors. I have created chalk art for Pottery Barn Kids and have been featured on REstyleSOURCE, EMMA MagazineBaked by Joanna and collaborations with other talented bloggers for World Market. I also have a little etsy shop of handmade goods where I share my love of sewing and crocheting, thank you grandma for the crochet lessons as a child. Stay tuned to my etsy shop as some new items may debut soon.

Thanks for visiting my blog, I look forward to sharing some fun crafts and tasty eats with you along the way.

Cheers!
Brooke

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